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Costa Book Awards Best Novel (nominee)
A novel of family intrigue from 'one of the most accomplished writers of fiction of our day' (The Washington Post)

All Alison ever wanted was a blissful childhood for her six children, with summers at the beach and birthday parties on the lawn at their family home. Together with Ingrid, the family au pair, she has worked hard to create a real 'old-fashioned family life.' But beneath its postcard sheen, the picture is clouded by a distant father, Alison's inexplicable emotional outbursts, and long-repressed secrets that no one dares mention. For years, Alison's adult children have protected her illusion of domestic perfection - but as each child confronts the effects of past choices on their current adult lives, it becomes evident that each must face the truth.

Penelope Lively's novels of history, memory, and character have earned her a loyal readership. Like Ian McEwan's Atonement, this novel is a measured, thoughtful look at how events of the past, both small and large, seen and unseen, deeply inform character and the present. Quietly provocative and disturbing, Family Album is a highly nuanced work that showcases a master of her craft.

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Hardback Editions

May 2010 : UK Hardback
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Title: Family Album
Author(s): Penelope Lively
ISBN: 0-7531-8588-1 / 978-0-7531-8588-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Large Print Books
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December 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: Family Album (Platinum Readers Circle Series)
Author(s): Penelope Lively
ISBN: 1-60285-603-6 / 978-1-60285-603-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point Pub
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October 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: Family Album: A Novel
Author(s): Penelope Lively
ISBN: 0-670-02124-5 / 978-0-670-02124-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking Adult
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September 2009 : Canada Hardback
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Title: Family Album: A Novel
Author(s): Penelope Lively
ISBN: 0-88619-449-0 / 978-0-88619-449-9 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Lester & Orpen Dennys
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August 2009 : UK Hardback
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Title: Family Album
Author(s): Penelope Lively
ISBN: 1-905490-45-3 / 978-1-905490-45-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fig Tree
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Paperback Editions

February 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Family Album
Author(s): Penelope Lively
ISBN: 0-7531-8589-X / 978-0-7531-8589-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Large Print Books
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January 2011 : UK Paperback

Title: Family Album
Author(s): Penelope Lively
ISBN: 0-241-95336-7 / 978-0-241-95336-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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November 2010 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Family Album: A Novel
Author(s): Penelope Lively
ISBN: 0-88619-454-7 / 978-0-88619-454-3 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Lester & Orpen Dennys
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August 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Family Album
Author(s): Penelope Lively
ISBN: 0-14-311787-4 / 978-0-14-311787-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: Family Album
Author(s): Penelope Lively
ISBN: 0-14-104122-6 / 978-0-14-104122-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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Audio Editions

December 2009 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Family Album
Author(s): Penelope Lively
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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December 2009 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Family Album
Author(s): Penelope Lively
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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December 2009 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: Family Album
Author(s): Penelope Lively
ISBN: 0-7531-4935-4 / 978-0-7531-4935-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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December 2009 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Family Album
Author(s): Penelope Lively
ISBN: 0-7531-4936-2 / 978-0-7531-4936-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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December 2009 : UK MP3 CD

Title: Family Album
Author(s): Penelope Lively
ISBN: 0-7531-4937-0 / 978-0-7531-4937-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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December 2009 : UK MP3 CD

Title: Family Album
Author(s): Penelope Lively
ISBN: 0-7531-4938-9 / 978-0-7531-4938-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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November 2009 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Family Album: A Novel
Author(s): Penelope Lively
ISBN: 1-4001-1352-0 / 978-1-4001-1352-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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November 2009 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Family Album: A Novel
Author(s): Penelope Lively
ISBN: 1-4001-4352-7 / 978-1-4001-4352-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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November 2009 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Family Album: A Novel
Author(s): Penelope Lively
ISBN: 1-4001-6352-8 / 978-1-4001-6352-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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November 2009 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Family Album
Author(s): Penelope Lively
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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November 2009 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Family Album
Author(s): Penelope Lively
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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Kindle Editions

August 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Family Album: A Novel
Author(s): Penelope Lively
Publisher: Penguin Books
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August 2009 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Family Album
Author(s): Penelope Lively
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon UK